“There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama” goes platinum.

Dec 15th, 2008   3:41 am

OK, maybe not quite platinum just yet, but further to my earlier post with the lyrics to “There’s no one as Irish as Barack O’Bama”, there’s been a few developments.

Firstly, the Hardy Drew and Nancy Boys are now known by their more literal, but less imaginative, name of Corrigan Brothers. Copyright lawyers might have been a little uneasy about the former name!

They’ve also signed a deal with Universal Records to release the song, good and proper! I know downloadmusic.ie (an Irish success story offering a good-value music download site for indie/lesser-known music, in a way that your grandma could manage!) had been talking to the brothers, but they’ve set their eyes on something bigger. Good luck to them! What started as a bit of a laugh has snowballed! You can buy the song on iTunes.

Finally, the song, along with karaoke-style lyrics is available on YouTube:

I still prefer the more folk-esque variant of Shay Black (as posted in the above mentioned
previous post), but good luck to the Corrigans! You can read more on the launch!